Urban Landscape Lighting Design
Lighting Design is an integral element of any lighting installation, one that is often not given due consideration during the design build process, until too late. Installing a lighting system is a commitment for the life of that system, a commitment to 'both' the downstream benefits, and on going costs and maintenance of the total installation.
Consideration of the Users of Urban space, Luminaire type (specification) & Positioning, Energy Efficiency, Durability and Maintenance requirements, Colour Temperatures, Lighting for Security - all are aspects crucial to the lighting design of, and your enjoyment and safety within Urban Public space.
Lighting Solutions are willing and able to assist with a wide range of product related enquiries, lighting schedules / specifications and project support. We believe however that the benefit of employing a Professional Lighting Designer to work with you to produce a Lighting Design and specification to budget, and to follow the project through to completion on the clients behalf is very much in the client's interests.
This opens a discussion between Lighting Designer and participating Consultants to define a Lighting brief and budget, provide Lighting Concepts in plan and illustrated formats presenting an aesthetic viewpoint, propose and select luminaire types, provide energy efficiency calculations and life-cycle costs, provide Project 'Cost Engineering' to budget, etc...
Make sure your Project Team are on the same page. A competent Lighting Designer will help you coordinate between participants in your project that require comprehensive technical info and clear communication in order to work effectively together toward a common goal, such as - End Users - Project Managers - Developers - Architects and Designers - Landscape designers - Automation Specialists - Builders - Cabinet Makers - Pool Installers - Electrical Installers - Electrical Wholesalers - Lighting Solutions.
Lighting design at it's best is an art form that extends the mediums of light and space, often with unforeseen atmospheric results. At the same time Lighting is very much a technology based discipline, where outcomes are determined by a range of technical parameters, physical componentry, and 'energy' input.
The high demands placed upon the type of lighting installed in Public Urban Spaces, coupled with the increasing cost of power - availability of increasingly 'affordable' energy efficient LED lighting, and specific LED driver requirements, mean a professional Lighting Design should be considered not as an extravagance, but as a practical exploration to future proof your installation. Ultimately Lighting Design will decrease maintenance and costs, and add value to the appreciation of, and safety within, Public Urban Landscapes at night.